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JOB: Film maker with Mafwa Theatre – 5 days, £500


Mafwa Theatre seek a film-maker/audiovisual artist to collaborate with on their next project. To and Fro is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance project about journeys, created by a group of women from refugee and settled communities in Leeds through weekly arts sessions. The exhibition includes photography, audio-visual material, found objects, creative maps and literature created during the sessions. An accompanying launch night opens the exhibition with live spoken word, movement and musical performances by the group. To and Fro will be presented as part of Leeds Refugee Week in June in Leed and Sheffield (Migration Matters Festival) and at Leicester Journeys Festival in August.

About Mafwa Theatre

Mafwa Theatre are a community theatre company working with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds. Our women’s drama group takes place at Leeds Refugee Forum where women and non binary people of any migration status are welcome to join in and explore ways to empower themselves. As the  only dedicated participatory theatre provision for newcomers in Leeds, we aim to improve visibility of marginalised women, strengthen communities and counter rising racism in the UK.



Key Responsibilities

  • Attend planning meetings with Mafwa Theatre’s artistic directors
  • Work collaboratively with participants and develop their ideas
  • Attend workshops and work with participants to capture film material
  • Edit material into high quality short films
  • Assisting participants to create their own video material
  • Present Mafwa Theatre with final cuts in the agreed timescale and format
  • Use of own equipment

Person Specification

We actively encourage artists who have been through the asylum process to apply.

Contract Details

Days: 5

Fee: £500 (£100 p/day)


Please email [email protected] for further information on how to apply

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